Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Red Sox have scouted Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson. Hellickson is one of “many rotation options” the Red Sox are considering.
The Red Sox recently demoted Clay Buchholz to the bullpen. David Price has been inconsistent all year and owns a 4.64 ERA. To make matters worse, the club is now relying on Sean O'Sullivan at the back of the rotation.
Hellickson, 29, has been solid for the Phillies, posting a 3.92 ERA with a 93/27 K/BB ratio in 105 2/3 innings. He’s owed the remainder of his $7 million salary for this season and is eligible for free agency at season’s end.
The Phillies enter Thursday’s action at 40-46, which isn’t bad considering the preseason expectations for the team. However, the organization would happily relent Hellickson for anything more valuable than the draft pick compensation they would get after making a qualifying offer to the right-hander.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a one-year, $6 million deal that takes him through the 2024 season.
The contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025 with a $1 million buyout and charitable contributions.
The 33-year-old Rojas was acquired last month from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Jacob Amaya. He returns to the Dodgers for the second time, having made 85 appearances with the club in 2014 as a rookie.
Rojas hit .236 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 140 games last season. He’s been in the majors for parts of nine seasons while playing five different defensive positions.